Author Archives: Jillian L.

Sparkling Water

One of my favourite things in the world and what I’m currently enjoying as I write this. Can I get a what-what for lime-flavoured sparkling water? The bubbles, and the subtle lime flavour just make it so nice. Especially when it’s hot out. Or maybe when you’re sitting on the heating grate in the middle […]

2014 in Planes

I’m getting excited for 2014. It’s been a long while since I’ve been on an adventure. Winters are always particularly hard on me. The lack of sunlight and cold temperatures tend to make me just want to hibernate. For the most part, that’s exactly what I do. Being an even year, it means this summer […]

Generosity at its Best!

I am beyond excited today, big news has come in from Amman. Last year, when we got to Jordan, we were all greeted by some unfortunate news. The landowner who owns the very top of our dig had successfully sued the government of Jordan for damages to his property. Through negotiation, we were granted one […]

Deep Thoughts about Chips

I spend a lot of time during the day being lost in my own thoughts. It’s hard not to when you walk everywhere and have a little time to spare while you do it. Usually, my thoughts are pretty random, and more usually, I keep them to myself. I have been told I should share […]

Moving and The “Mass”

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind. The (mis)adventure of moving took place over the course of two weeks. It was unexpected, daunting, and not something I care to repeat any time soon. The idea of packing up all your “worldly” possessions into boxes, bins, and wrapped up in blankets is overwhelming and decidedly […]

Looking for Lille

In my quest to photograph as many ghost towns as I can find, I kept coming across notes about a little gem called Lille, Alberta. Things looked great for Lille when it was first established in 1901. Within a few years, there were about 20 residences on the townsite, along with all the amenities like […]

Travel as a Fitness Motivator & The Long Road Home

I’ve been debating writing this post for awhile now. In the last two and a half months, I’ve lost 30 pounds. Each time someone notices, they ask me, “What’s your secret?” It feels like every time I turn around, the Internet is abounding with fitness posts. Spend any length of time on Pinterest, and you’ll […]

Do not praise selfish travelers.

The above screenshot was taken from this article over at Matador Network. The website regularly features travelogues, some international news, and various other travel-related posts. I’ve been following them for a few years now and once in awhile, a post comes up that makes my archaeologist blood boil. This is one of those articles. In […]